Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

Pileated Woodpeckers are year-round residents at Chert Hollow.


Our trail cam captured this one at the pond’s edge during the severe drought of 2012, when most other water sources had dried up.


Holes made by Pileated Woodpeckers are distinctively rectangular, and the wood fragments can be quite large, appropriate for our largest woodpecker.